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Converse Residence
El Paso, Texas

 

Description: Converse residence
Other Names:
Address: 4205 Trowbridge Street
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: Ralph D. Converse
Date: 1916
Condition: demolished, evidently because the site was needed for construction of Gateway Boulevard

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: W. D. Mosley
Dimensions and Orientation: five rooms; faced southwest
Budget/Cost: $4,500

Foundation:
Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: None known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: None known to exist

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, August 26, 1916, Progress and Building Section, page 6: A five room bungalow was built for Ralph Converse on Trowbridge Street in Government Hill at a cost of $4500 by W. D. Mosley. Trost & Trost were the architects.
(2) John F. Worley Directory Co. El Paso City Directory, 1917 (Dallas: John F. Worley Directory Co., 1917), lists Converse as proprietor of the Gem Barber Shop & Turkish Baths.
(3) Hudspeth Directory Co. El Paso City Directory, 1918 (El Paso: Hudspeth Directory Co., 1918), pages 331 and 420 lists Converse as proprietor of the Gem Barber Shop & Turkish Baths.
(4) El Paso Herald, June 3, 1916 page 9 Plans for a bungalow for Ralph Converse,erected on his lots in the Government Hill Addition
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Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990